My 10 Go-To Rug Sources to Fit Any Budget and Style

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Rug Shopping? These Are the Best Places to Look

“Where did you get that rug??” is one of the questions I’m asked most often. Rugs were the first big purchase decor item I started collecting when I moved into my first apartment. Below you’ll find my favorite places to browse for rugs (which I am almost always doing). There is a wide variety of brands, price points, and styles represented below, for a number of reasons. 

Even if you plan to buy more budget-friendly rugs, I still recommend browsing brands with rugs at all price points. In my experience, getting familiar with what’s available from different designers and at different shops is one of the best ways to get to know your style and what you’re drawn to most. I’ve found that if I expose myself to unique and interesting pieces, even if they are out of my price range, I learn to more easily pick out the great pieces at stores with lower price points.

I hope you find these recommendations helpful and keep them on hand for any rug shopping you may do in the future!

01

ECARPETGALLERY


Rug Shopping? These Are the Best Places to Look
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ECARPETGALLERY is a great source for vintage rugs at deep discounts. We have rugs from this store in our office and our blue library. This is usually my first stop to see if a style I found on a site with more expensive pieces is available here at a lower price point. They update inventory often and have sales throughout the year, so this spot is worth keeping on your radar.

My Picks:
Indian Manhattan Flat-Weave Wool Kilim – 9’11” x 12’10” (pictured above)
Turkish Red Flat-Weave Wool Kilim – 4’0″ x 5’9″
Pakistani Pak Green Gabbeh Hand-Knotted Wool Rug – 6’3″ x 8’10”

02

Chairish


Chairish is a place I love to browse rug styles, even though most are out of my price range. On a rare occasion, I will make a lowball offer—I’ve even had said offer accepted before (the vintage rug in the dining room is from Chairish, as is the vintage rug in the entryway)! They still cost an arm and a leg but they are forever pieces from a reputable site. Keep in mind that the Chairish return policy is very strict, so if you buy one here and do not like it, you only have forty-eight hours to submit your return.

My Picks:
Handmade Cotton Scalloped Rug in Forest Green – 9′ x 12′ (pictured above)
Antique Transitional Turkish Red Wool Kilim Rug – 5′ x 6’6″
Handwoven Modern Patchwork Kilim Rug in Multicolor Striation, by Rug & Kilim – 9′ x 12′

03

Loloi


Loloi is an amazing source for budget-friendly and kid-friendly (or pet-friendly!) rugs. They carry rugs in so many gorgeous styles, no matter your personal design taste. We have used them in areas where we know the kids and dogs will play hard or may be more likely to spill (we previously had this blush rug in the peach room).

My Picks:
Chris Loves Julia x Loloi Polly Collection Contemporary Area Rug (pictured above)
Loloi II Margot Collection Traditional Area Rug
Amber Lewis x Loloi Billie Collection Area Rug

04

Annie Selke


Annie Selke carries super high-quality rugs for modern and traditional spaces. I love the punchy colors and graphic prints. We most recently got an Annie Selke runner for our basement kitchenette, and combined several rugs into a runner for our basement stairs.

My Picks:
Homer Blue Loom Knotted Wool/Viscose Rug – We owned this rug (pictured above) for several years.
Rose Wool Hooked Rug
Swedish Stripe Woven Cotton Rug

05

Lulu & Georgia


Rug Shopping? These Are the Best Places to Look

I love what Lulu & Georgia is doing with their rug collaborations. The Sarah Sherman Samuel collection is iconic! We had one of the rugs from this collection in our main bedroom at our previous house and loved it.

My Picks:
Anni Rug by Nina Freudenberger (pictured above)
Iari Rug
Lemieux Et Cie by Momeni Adrar Rug

06

eBay


Rug Shopping? These Are the Best Places to Look

I love eBay for the DEALS you can find if you’re willing to be patient and/or negotiate. I recently purchased a Swedish kilim runner from eBay for the hallway to our bedroom.

My Picks:
New Swedish Inspired Indoor Outdoor Geometric Beige and White Wool Rug – 4′ x 4′ (pictured above)
RÖLLAKAN Rug With Geometric Fields – 6′ x 4’6″
Swedish Kilim Wool Runner – 7’7″ x 2’6″

07

Etsy


Etsy is for those who love to hunt, and you can often find budget-friendly options here (I’ve also communicated with sellers on price through direct message). Plus, the more you browse and save items on Etsy, the better the platform gets at suggesting similar product options to you, which is helpful if you’re looking for something specific! I’ve purchased one rug from Etsy that I haven’t quite found the right place for yet (from a shop that is no longer online).

My Picks:
Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, Multicolored (pictured above)
Moroccan Beni Ourain Rug, Contemporary Modern White
Handmade Blue Square Rug – 6′ x 6′

08

Nordic Knots


Nordic Knots carries rugs in solid colors and graphic patterns that are made in relatively small batches. We have two rugs from here—a red rug in the family room and a cream rug in the main bedroom. One thing to expect is that these rugs tend to shed for the first couple of months you have them, so you may need to take additional vacuuming into consideration.

My Picks:
Chestnut/Black Grid Rug (pictured above)
Climbing Vine Rug
Zero Rug

09

The Rug Company


I do not own a rug from The Rug Company but I have a number of styles saved for future purchases where I may want to make more of an investment in the longevity of the rug. Most rugs from The Rug Company are also available in customizable sizes and there is a Build Your Own Rug feature on the site. They collaborate with powerhouse designer houses like Paul Smith and Alexander McQueen as well.

My Picks:
Anni Rug (pictured above)
Crown Blossom Rug by Alexander McQueen
Bravado Graphite Monochrome Rug by Kelly Wearstler

10

Beni Rugs


Rug Shopping? These Are the Best Places to Look

While I’ve never made a purchase from Beni Rugs, I’ve had my eye on this shop, which makes customized, made-to-order Moroccan rugs, for a while. This brand collaborates with top interior designers and tastemakers to bring fresh updates to classic Moroccan rug styles.

My Picks:
Imprint Rug (pictured above)
Double Line Rug
003 Rug

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BY Kate Arends - January 24, 2022

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February 22, 2022 8:39 am

A very helpful post. I found several rug companies I had never heard of. Thank you.

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